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News: Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 1.0 released

  1. This certified set of Eclipse plug-ins is designed to help develop, deploy and debug applications for Oracle WebLogic Server. It installs as a plug-in to your existing Eclipse, or will install Eclipse for you, and supports your favorite server or servlet engine. In it's initial release, this is simply a re-brand of the WLS tools project a.k.a WebLogic Server Tools, combined with the Facelets Incubator and Oracle Plugin for DTP. Longer term, the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse will be the basis for Oracle's strategic Eclipse offering, combining the best Java EE development features of Oracle Workshop for WebLogic and Oracle's independent contributions to the Eclipse platform. Resources: OTN Download Site OTN Homepage Eclipse 3.3 Update site URL: http://download.oracle.com/otn_software/oepe/europa Eclipse 3.4 Update site URL: http://download.oracle.com/otn_software/oepe/ganymede In addition to capabilities provided by Eclipse and Web tools platform, OEPE
    provides the following features:
    • Fastswap - Java Class Redefinition support for WebLogic Server
    • Develop, debug and deploy to Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3, and multiple previous versions
    • Remote deployment and debugging, JSP Debugging for WebLogic Server 9.x and higher
    • Virtual EAR technology that improves WebLogic Server deployment
      performance for large applications
    • Leverage WebLogic Shared J2EE Libraries to make packaging of Enterprise Java Applications easier and faster
    • Deployment descriptor editors for weblogic.xml and weblogic-application.xml
    • Oracle Database Plug-in for Eclipse Data Tools Platform
    • JSF Facelets Tools Project (Incubator)
    The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) team looks forward to your feedback.

    Threaded Messages (12)

  2. OC4J ?[ Go to top ]

    And how about a plug-in to support OC4J ? I mean, this could be combined in one pack, or doesn't make sense ? Regards, Sandro.
  3. oc4j is going away[ Go to top ]

    Oracle is phasing out oc4j. It will be replaced by weblogic. If you are doing any new development for the oracle platform consider using weblogic. Oracle is unlikely to develop any new tools for oc4j.
  4. Re: oc4j is going away[ Go to top ]

    Quite a thread on this giving background and information/links (and the occasional opinion!) on this topic be found here: http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=50305#266184 As Pieter has replied, tooling for OC4J deployment continues to exist and be maintained within the Eclipse WTP project and already does in JDeveloper. Per the plan of record where WLS becomes the core FMW 11 R1 infrastructure with a number of capabilities from OC4J and Oracle Application Server added, clearly, the next releases of the tooling will target that converged infrastructure going forward. Our goal is to provide as seamless an experience as possible for the combined tooling communities, thus you see investment in both Eclipse tooling per this announcement (this announcement primarily aimed at the WLS community as you can see) and JDeveloper as you can see with its existing previews and future announcements. Mike.
  5. Thus, a question.[ Go to top ]

    Why will Oracle continue to use JDeveloper? I have used it and I dont't really like it, it is frustrating learning curve and not as friendly as Eclipse IDE. I think and hope JDeveloper stop delivering and leverage Eclipse as the only platform and thus benefit the community as a whole. Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am right, but it is my sole opinion. What do you think?
  6. Re: OC4J ?[ Go to top ]

    And how about a plug-in to support OC4J ? I mean, this could be combined in one pack, or doesn't make sense ?
    Regards, Sandro.
    The OC4J server plug-in will continue to be offered by the Web Tools Platform project.
  7. Pardon the typo, the correct URL for the Eclipse 3.3 Update site is: http://download.oracle.com/otn_software/oepe/europa
  8. Fixed, Pieter.
  9. ....it actually led me to http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/oepe/index.html
  10. ....it actually led me to

    http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/oepe/index.html
    That is the correct download link, where you can download the plugin only ZIPs, or the all-in-one files. The other URLs are for your Eclipse update mechanism.
  11. No Mac version?[ Go to top ]

    So sad, there no builds for Mac :-( Many java programmers out there are using Mac.
  12. Re: No Mac version?[ Go to top ]

    So sad, there no builds for Mac :-( Many java programmers out there are using Mac.
    While Oracle doesn't officially support it on MACOS, our product management has confirmed they have been able to install the plug-ins into Ganymede. Also, the remote deployment capability allows you to run the Oracle WebLogic Server on another machine if you run into challenges there, as I believe that is also not an officially supported platform for Oracle WebLogic Server. Parallels is also a really good windows emulator (albeit not an ideal solution). Keep the feedback coming! Cheers, Pieter
  13. Hello Pieter: I have a couple of questions: What are the differences between the Oracle Workshop Studio for WebLogic and the Oracle Eclipse Enterprise Pack offerings? Does the Oracle Eclipse Enterprise Pack include the web folder mapping feature and the App XRay support? Thanks. Tony